Kensington Cozy Con - Bibliomystery Panel

Join Murder By The Book and Kensington for a virtual cozy con! MBTB will host two panels, one featuring Paranormal Mysteries and one featuring Bibliomysteries. Order or preorder a book by any of the participating authors for a swag bag from Kensington!

V.M. Burns is the Agatha Award-nominated author of screenplays, children's books, and cozy mysteries, including the Dog Club Mysteries, the RJ Franklin Mysteries, and the Mystery Bookshop Series. Born and raised in South Bend, Indiana, V.M. Burns currently resides in Tennessee with her poodles. She is a member of Mystery Writers of America and a lifetime member of Sisters in Crime. She can be found online at VMBurns.com.

Ellery Adams is the New York Times bestselling author of two cookbooks and over thirty mysteries, including the Book Retreat Mysteries, The Secret, Book, & Scone Society series, the Books by the Bay Mysteries, and the Charmed Pie Shoppe Mysteries. A native New Yorker, she has had a lifelong love affair with stories, food, rescue animals, and large bodies of water. When not working on her next novel, she reads, bakes, gardens, spoils her three cats, and rearranges her bookshelves. She lives with her husband and two children in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. For more information and lists of bibliotherapy suggestions, please visit ElleryAdamsMysteries.com or YourBookRX.com.

Agatha Award-winning author Maddie Day is a talented amateur chef who knows both Indiana and Cape Cod intimately. She is a member of Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America and blogs with the Wicked Authors and at Killer Characters. Day lives with her beau north of Boston, where she gardens, cooks, and devises new murderous plots. She hopes you'll find her at MaddieDayAuthor.com.

Krista Davis is the New York Times bestselling author of the Domestic Diva Mysteries and the Paws & Claws Mysteries. Several of her books have been nominated for the Agatha Award. Krista lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia with two cats and a brood of dogs. Her friends and family complain about being guinea pigs for her recipes, but she notices they keep coming back for more. Please visit her at www.kristadavis.com.


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Event date: 

Saturday, June 26, 2021 - 1:00pm

Event address: 

2342 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005
A Tourist's Guide to Murder (Mystery Bookshop #6) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781496728951
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Published: Kensington - January 26th, 2021

Author, amateur sleuth, and bookstore owner Samantha Washington finds herself on a tragical mystery tour while visiting the land of Miss Marple and Sherlock Holmes in the sixth Mystery Bookshop Series installment from V.M. Burns.


Bookmarked for Murder (Mystery Bookshop #5) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781496718310
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Published: Kensington - November 26th, 2019

Amateur sleuth Samantha Washington’s shopping trip to Chicago takes a deadly detour when a man is murdered on her bus . . .
 


Wed, Read & Dead (Mystery Bookshop #4) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781496718297
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Published: Kensington - April 30th, 2019

Bookstore owner Samantha Washington sells and solves mysteries in North Harbor, Michigan—including the murder of her mother's wedding planner . . .
 


The Novel Art of Murder (Mystery Bookshop #3) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781496711854
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Published: Kensington - November 27th, 2018

Mystery bookstore owner Samantha Washington is trying to keep her grandmother from spending her golden years in an orange jumpsuit . . .
 


The Plot Is Murder (Mystery Bookshop #1) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781496728999
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Published: Kensington - December 29th, 2020

The small town of North Harbor on the shores of Lake Michigan is about to have a new mystery bookshop. But before the first customer can browse, the owner becomes a real-life murder suspect...


Murder in the Cookbook Nook: A Southern Culinary Cozy Mystery for Book Lovers (A Book Retreat Mystery #7) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781496729460
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Published: Kensington - April 27th, 2021

The witty new story from the bestselling author of The Secret Book & Scone Society series is perfect for bibliophiles who love a A Bookish Cook-Off with a little murder on the side…

“Love Chopped and mysteries? This delightful character-driven cozy is just the treat for you.”— Kirkus Reviews
 


Murder in the Storybook Cottage (A Book Retreat Mystery #6) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781496715678
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Published: Kensington - April 28th, 2020

Storyton Hall, Virginia, is a top travel destination for book lovers and the perfect spot for literary events. But as a children’s book publisher hosts a gathering there, some folks aren’t going to live—happily ever after or otherwise . . .
 


Murder in the Reading Room (A Book Retreat Mystery #5) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781496715654
Availability: Able to Backorder
Published: Kensington - April 30th, 2019

Storyton Hall, Virginia, is a paradise for book lovers who come from all over for literary getaways. But manager Jane Steward is temporarily leaving for another renowned resort—in hopes of solving a twist-filled mystery . . .
 


Murder in the Locked Library (A Book Retreat Mystery #4) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781496715630
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Published: Kensington - April 24th, 2018

Welcome to Storyton Hall, Virginia, where book lovers travel from near and far to enjoy the singular comforts of the Agatha Christie Tea Room, where they can discuss the merits of their favorite authors no matter how deadly the topic . . .
 


Murder in the Mystery Suite (A Book Retreat Mystery #1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780425265598
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Berkley - August 5th, 2014

Someone resorts to murder and mayhem in the first mystery in the New York Times bestselling Book Retreat series...


Ink and Shadows: A Witty & Page-Turning Southern Cozy Mystery (A Secret, Book and Scone Society Novel #4) Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781496726414
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Published: Kensington - January 26th, 2021

Ellery Adams, the author of multiple New York Times bestselling mystery series and a perennial B&N bestseller, offers the fourth in her beguiling cozy mystery series featuring a librarian-turned-bookseller with a penchant for bibliotherapy and a sideline in solving crime.


The Book of Candlelight (A Secret, Book and Scone Society Novel #3) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781496712448
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Published: Kensington - December 29th, 2020

From New York Times bestselling author Ellery Adams, the third installment in her beguiling cozy mystery series featuring librarian-turned-bookseller Nora Pennington who has a penchant for bibliotherapy and solving crimes. While people visit Miracle Springs for healing treatments, it's Nora who helps them find peace by prescribing the perfect book along with a fresh-baked scone.


The Whispered Word (A Secret, Book and Scone Society Novel #2) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781496712417
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Published: Kensington - December 31st, 2019

Nora Pennington and her fiction loving friends in small-town Miracle Springs, North Carolina, encounter a young woman desperately in need of a new beginning . . .
 


The Secret, Book & Scone Society (A Secret, Book and Scone Society Novel #1) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781496712387
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Published: Kensington - July 31st, 2018

In this intriguing new series from New York Times bestselling author Ellery Adams, a quirky club in small-town North Carolina holds the keys to health, happiness, friendship—and even solving a murder—all to be found within the pages of the right book . . .
 


Murder at the Taffy Shop (A Cozy Capers Book Group Mystery #2) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781496731692
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Published: Kensington - March 30th, 2021

Cape Cod bicycle shop owner Mackenzie "Mac" Almeida and her mystery book club find a certain accusation of murder quite the stretch...


Murder on Cape Cod (A Cozy Capers Book Group Mystery #1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781496722881
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Published: Kensington - December 31st, 2019

A Cape Cod shop owner and her book club must find a crafty killer in this charming new series from the Agatha-nominated author of the Country Store Mystery series.
 


Candy Slain Murder: A Jolly & Delightful Cozy Mystery (A Country Store Mystery #8) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781496723178
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Published: Kensington - September 29th, 2020

An entertaining series perfect for fans for Joanne Fluke that highlights delicious new recipes for you to try this holiday season!  A merry Christmas mystery is the festive read you need this time of year…
 
“The lavish food descriptions and appended recipes are the best parts.”
Kirkus Reviews
 


Flipped For Murder (A Country Store Mystery #1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781617739255
Availability: Able to Backorder
Published: Kensington - October 27th, 2015

In this freshly baked series, author Maddie Day lifts the lid on a small town in southern Indiana, where a newcomer is cooking up a new start--until a murderer muddles the recipe...


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Murder Outside the Lines (Pen & Ink #3) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781496724632
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Kensington - September 28th, 2021

Includes A Front and Back Cover for You to Color!
 


The Coloring Crook (Pen & Ink #2) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781496716422
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Published: Kensington - November 27th, 2018

Includes A Front and Back Cover for You to Color!
 


The Diva Serves Forbidden Fruit (A Domestic Diva Mystery #14) Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781496732736
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Published: Kensington - May 25th, 2021

She's a young Martha Stewart...in Old Town Virginia!